“The Bank of Canada considered celebrating gay marriages, black hockey players, and turban-wearing RCMP officers on its new plastic bank notes”
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 11, 2013:
Whitewashed Bank of Canada $100 Bill
And so the Harper Conservative-inspired whitewashing of Canada continues.
Last summer, we learned that the Bank of Canada had nixed the image of an Asian-looking female scientist from its new $100 polymer banknote “after focus groups raised questions about her ethnicity.” Apparently, members of the “focus groups” had objected because they felt that her ethnicity wasn’t representative of Canada. Now The Canadian Press is reporting that the bank has nixed the images of non-whites and gays from it’s new series of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 polymer bills as well.
A very ugly racist game is on here. It’s taxpayer-funded.
If Brazeau stays on as an independent Senator, he’ll cost Canadian taxpayers at lease $7-million by the time he retires approximately 37 years from today.
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
Sen. Patrick Brazeau
Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau’s charges of assault and sexual assault offer Prime Minister Stephen Harper the opportunity to do the right thing concerning his much-touted plan to reform the Senate. It’s not enough for Harper to eject Brazeau from the Conservative caucus. If we care enough about Canadian democracy and the integrity of its institutions, then Senator Patrick Brazeau must go! He must be recalled from the unelected red chamber.
Brazeau, an Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi First Nation in Quebec, was arrested at his Gatineau home yesterday for what police then called a “domestic violence dispute”. He appeared in court this morning and was charged with assault and sexual assault.